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(2018)

THE END OF THE PATRIOT'S DREAM

What was the vision
in Robert Emmettís prison cell?
What did he die for when he fell?
What was the vision 100 years ago
When they read the Proclamation
Outside the GPO

In a cold hotel room
A motherís trying not to scream
Children with no future
Mark the end of a Patriotís dream

Who do we turn to
To point the finger of blame?
Can we please do one thing right
And not export our shame
No foreign empire
Beat our children with this cosh
The greed around the country
Has grown up up on our watch

Meanwhile in the backs of cars
Young ones make no scene
Tears before they sleep
Mark the end of a Patriotís dream

In a cold hotel room
Suffering unseen
Schoolbooks with no history
Spell the end of The Patriotís dream

What was the vision 100 years ago
When they read the proclamation outside the GPO


© 2018 Luka Bloom // www.lukabloom.com

THE END OF THE PATRIOT'S DREAM by Luka Bloom
Performance in The Cliffs of Moher Retreat Centre, Liscannor, County Clare.

Filmed by Quentin Cooper
January 2018


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